Templeton was born in Uganda and raised in South Africa. Mark had sailed to St. Martin from Cape Town, where he had been living since leaving his hometown, Johannesburg.
In St Martin, Mark met and married Mozambican Carla and he and his new father-in-law Nuno Oliveira started a business which became Mendol’s General Engineering. Mark taught himself the skills of metal fabrication while Nuno took care of engine re-bores, etc. After ten years Mark struck out on his own and eventually turned to the artistic side mainly for his own amusement.
Templeton is a familiar face in the boatyards and marinas of St Martin/St Maarten. Mark has been quietly nurturing a parallel career as a sculptor, producing bold, rugged steel creations for viewing outdoors and other smoother, glamorous polished pieces more suited to indoor display.
Falaise des Oiseaux #39
Terres Basses, Saint Martin
Tel SXM: +590 690 10 09 70
Tel NL: +31 6 122 47 830